The Mousetrap, The Real Inspector Hound, And The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

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Generic convention are elements employed in text that cause them to be labeled as distinct genre (Devitt 174). These conventions almost have to be used or the text’s genre will not be identifiable. Different genres contains various conventions that can be identified through plot, themes, characterization, setting, language or subgenre. A crime fiction will contain a mysterious crime, detectives, a killer and a victim, violence, lamentation for the loss of an innocent life, rich and professional setting, and a twist ending in some stories. The use of generic convention in stories is important because it allows readers with specific preference to distinguish and choose between different genres. This essay looks at the application of generic conventions in three crime fiction stories, namely The Mousetrap, The Real inspector Hound, and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd.
The author of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd includes murder mystery in her story. Murder of an influential and an honorable man – Mr. Roger Ackroyd – has taken place it mysterious because no one has seen it happen and no one knows the motive. Agatha Christie, included wealthy neighborhood setting – Fernly Park – and a professional setting – police stations – which are typical conventions for crime thrillers. Fernly Park, the home of the murder victim has many occupants including a butler all of whom are suspects. Like The Mousetrap and The Real Inspector Hound, Agatha incorporates a detective, Mr. Hercule

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